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John Evans, n/a, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1845
Date of death: 3 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enormous congestion of the various organs which were otherwise healthy. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Internal organs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was found dead in his cart at 5am on the morning of admission. He was found dead by the police. No history was brought with him, nor could any be obtained
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Browning, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1845
Date of death: 19 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Cirrhosis. Calculus in kidney with inflammation of mucous membrane of pelves of both these organs. Extensive sloughing of the skin over the abdomen, loins, inside of thighs & parts in neighbourhood of vagina
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Liver cirrhosis (Calculus); Kidneys (Inflammation); Liver, kidneys (Sloughing); Skin
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of great debility, labouring under ascites and general anasarca. She stated that the dropsical swelling first began about six months prior to the date of admission, and had gradually increased ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Watts, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1845
Date of death: 9 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites & anasarca. Lungs congested. Fluid with lymph in peritoneum. Cirrhosis of liver. Ovaries adherent to sides of pelvis
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Congestion (Lungs); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that she had long been suffering from dyspnoea, but with that exception, had enjoyed very tolerable health up to three weeks before admission, when her abdomen began to swell very rapidly, and she experienced very considerable pain, more especially in the region of the liver’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Palmer, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 8 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight jaundice. Puriform effusion into joints. Viscera congested, but otherwise healthy. Puriform effusion in sheaths of tendons
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Effusion (Joints); Congestion (Internal organs); Effusion (Tendons)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, whose father is a victim of rheumatism, was admitted complaining of wandering rheumatic pains, with slight redness & swelling of the hands & wrists. He stated that eighteen months ago he had an attack of acute rheumatism with pain in the chest & palpitation, from which he entirely recovered, and had enjoyed very good health up to a month ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

George Bell, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 3 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Adherent pericardium. Heart dilated & atrophied. Laminated coagula in all the cavities resembling the coagula found in aneurysmal sacs. Pulmonary apoplexy. Abdominal viscera congested. Spleen hard and very small
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Congestion (Abdomen); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of ascites & anasarca, and severe palpitation which symptoms, according to his statement, commenced only three weeks prior to admission. He stated that they began rather suddenly, with palpitation, & that the dropsy shortly afterwards ensued. In answering questions, he admitted that he formerly drank & lived freely, but insisted that latterly he had lived soberly and abtemiously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Rositer, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1845
Date of death: 17 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the peritoneum. Pancreas partly converted into a large cyst containing dark coloured fluid. Old adhesions on both sides of the chest. Pericardium adherent. Heart dilated: walls thin, muscular structure soft
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Peritoneum); Cyst (Pancreas); Adhesions (Chest); Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It appeared from this patient’s account that though for many years she had been affected with rheumatic gout, and for some years had suffered from palpitation, yet that she was in the enjoyment of her usual health, up to three weeks before admission, at which time she was seized with pain in the loins, & pain, spasms, & a sense of fluttering in the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Milsom, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1845
Date of death: 17 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Lungs congested with lobular grey hepatisation. Slight pleurisy on both sides. Heart dilated, pale & very thin. Slight peritonitis. Patches of lymph in spleen which was congested. Cyst, containing foul suppuration in cellular tissue of fallopian tube
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Spleen); Cyst (Fallopian tube)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of occasional vomiting, & constant nausea of some months’ duration, of pains in all her limbs, and of pain in the left hypochondriac region, of occasional palpitation, & a slight hacking cough. Her sister stated that these symptoms had existed several months, & her medical man had uniformly told her that they were hysterical’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Rownsley, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1845
Date of death: 7 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue. Recent pleurisy & old adhesions. White patch on heart. Blood fluid. Capsule of liver much thickened. Deposits in cortical structure of kidneys, apparently scrofulous. Pelvis etc inflamed. Pus in urine
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Pelvis); Suppuration (Bladder); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of almost total paralysis of the lower and partial loss of power over the upper extremities, but without loss of sensation, of great pain in the head, attended by much giddiness, of a ringing noise in the head giving rise to some deafness, of pain in the abdomen, & of pains in all his limbs, but more particularly the shin bones […] It was elicited that during the last six months he had lived a very irregular life, and had suffered greatly from syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Bridges, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1845
Date of death: 25 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema. Malignant disease of the right ovary with recent peritonitis. Tumour in umbilical region
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Malignant disease (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tumour (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in the autumn of last year, complaining of great distension of the abdomen, occasioning dyspnoea and great abdominal uneasiness. She said that the swelling which commenced at the lower part of the abdomen on the right side was first perceived about six months prior to admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Leigh, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites from thickening of the capsule of the liver. Tapping. Erysipelas. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Bleeding; Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was stated to have enjoyed very good health up to two years ago, when she suffered from an attack of rheumatic fever, and since that time has always been subject to palpitation on very little bodily exertion. Nine months ago, she was delivered of a fine healthy child, & shortly after her confinement, she suffered from intense pain in the abdomen accompanied by violent diarrhoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Miller, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1845
Date of death: 17 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated, without hypertrophy. Kidneys mottled & granular. Dropsy. Fluid in pleura. Consolidation of a portion of left lung. Large quantities of serum & lymph in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of great pain and swelling in the epigastrium, which had been gradually coming on during the last six months, of palpitation of the heart, & of anasarca of the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

William Bayford, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1845
Date of death: 26 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and general dropsy. Mottling degeneration of both kidneys. Other viscera healthy in structure
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that he had suffered from general anasarca during the last nine months. That between four & five months ago, he was admitted into King’s College Hospital, but was discharged about a fortnight since without experiencing any relief’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Filby, 68, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1844
Date of death: 11 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Chronic Peritonitis. Kidneys mottled and granular.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Mottled, Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with slight ascites and anasarca of the lower extremities, the scrotum and integuments of the penis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Trigg, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1844
Date of death: 28 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Disease of thyroid gland. Ascites and anasarca. Granular kidneys. Heart slightly dilated, mitral and aortic valves slightly thickened. Old pleurisy. Lungs emphysematous. Old peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Thyroid gland); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Dilatation (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura);Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with ascites and anasarca of the lower extremities and complaining of constriction of the chest and a constant hard cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susanna Leach , 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1844
Date of death: 28 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca, after scarlet fever. Effusion of serum into pleura and peritoneum. Lungs condensed and congested. Two or three tubercles in Lungs. Mesenteric glands enlarged and tubercular.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Effusion (Pleura, Abdomen); Congestion (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Spitta, Robert John
Medical notes: The patient was suffering from general anasarca which had existed a fortnight and had followed an attack of Scarletina from which she had recovered about four weeks before.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Christian , 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1844
Date of death: 6 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Granular disease of kidneys. Left one two ureters. Slight disease of Heart and of capsule of Liver. Ascites and anasarca.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Anslow, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 May 1844
Date of death: 30 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous pylorus spreading to the glands. Scirrhous deposits in mesentery.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had enjoyed good health with the exception of slight Dyspeptic complaints, which became very much aggravated three months before and was accompanied by vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Tierney, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1844
Date of death: 27 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Old apoplectic cyst. Enormous distention of the sigmoid flexure of the colon, the consequence of partial obstruction caused by the gut being inverted upon itself. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Brain ); Distention (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins and left hypogastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Austin , 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1844
Date of death: 11 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites. Thickening of the mitral and aortic valves with enlargement of the Heart. Liver large and gorged with blood.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with great distention of the abdomen and oedema of the lower extremities and a cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Alexander, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1844
Date of death: 13 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Large chronic ulcer of the stomach. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with symptoms resembling the Painter’s Colic.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen. The cranium and thorax were not examined at the request of the friends.
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Warner, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1843
Date of death: 2 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased Liver.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary A Hughes, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1842
Date of death: 19 Nov 1842
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Keefe, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Aug 1842
Date of death: 11 Oct 1842
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Peritonitis and Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Plowman, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 5 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Cirrhosis. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Wretch, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1842
Date of death: 6 Jul 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Hypertrophy of left Ventricle. Peritonitis. Large gallstone in duct
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Indeterminate); Hypertrophy (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gallstones (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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